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South African Marine Rehabilitation and Education Centre
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Owner description: SAMREC is Port Elizabeth's new marine bird rehabilitation and education centre situated in the Cape Recife Nature Reserve. The centre's purpose isn't just to rescue and rehabilitate, but to also inform and educate the public through their different programs.Tour our marine rehab and education centre and experience nature through sight, sound and touch.Visitors can experience the hospital and see the volunteers in action helping to save our environment, in particular the endangered African Penguin.
Reviewed April 30, 2013

We took relatives from the Czech Republic. It was interesting to see the hospital and where they clean and look after any birds that come in.

Thank VickyR789
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"informative talk"
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"animal lovers"
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"passionate staff"
in 2 reviews
"admission fee"
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"cape recife"
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"stuffed animals"
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"african penguins"
in 6 reviews
"great place to see"
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"lovely experience"
in 3 reviews
"tour guide"
in 3 reviews
"samrec"
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"volunteers"
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"release"
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"birds"
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

So good to see the penguins, but most of all i liked the roadsign "grumpy" with a pic of a crossing penguin

1  Thank Bea_Bumble
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

The volunteers as Samrec are to be congratulated, they are doing a great job. Not only are they treating and rehabilitating penguins and other sea birds but they have a fantastic education programme too.
Really very inspiring.
Keep up the great work guys

2  Thank Nushqa
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

This is a very special centre where great work is being done by the very special volunteers who contribute so enormously to this vital effort to protect the penguins.
We highly recommend this experience if you have time.

1  Thank BelvedereC
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

Committed vounteers really make this a wonderfully "touching" place to visit...the sand hathered towards the light house made the trip a little scary since my vehicle swayed in the sand and wind

1  Thank Zai K
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